DOUG ANDERSON (2006 Inductee)

One of the most well known "voices of country music", Doug’s career in radio has spanned 35 years, 32 of which have been with the same group of stations (CJET, CHOV-Pembroke and CKBY-FM, where he was Music Director for two years). He is currently the Station Manager of Oldies 1310 and 92.3 Jack FM Smiths Falls. In addition, he hosts a weekly three-hour Country Classics Show broadcast on Y105 and on Country 107.1 in Abbotsford, BC.

For 17 years, he hosted and produced "Country Music Report" and, for two years, "Cross Canada Country", a weekly country music radio show syndicated across Canada. In addition, before the events began to be televised, he hosted the only live coast-to-coast radio show of the annual Big Country Awards (now the Canadian Country Music Association Awards) out of Winnipeg and hosted live reports for CKBY from all of the Country Music Week conventions from 1977 to 1993. Doug was a member of the Ottawa Host Committee for the first Canadian Country Music Week, held in Ottawa in 1977, as well as the two events in 1981 and 1989, during which he hosted and produced the Ottawa portion of the "Bud country Talent Search". In 1996, he chaired a delegation to successfully win the bid to bring Country Music Week back to Ottawa and also sat on the Host Committee. Doug was a member of the Board of Directors of ACME (CCMA) for two years when the organization was in its beginning stages, and was instrumental in obtaining its non-profit status. Doug has been nominated several time for an ACME/CCMA Disc Jockey of the Year award and was one of the first contributing columnists for Country Music News.

Doug was born in Renfrew, and he and his wife, Lenore, have one son, Ryan.

Sadly, Doug passed away July 24, 2017.

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